Eskimo/Inuit ethnicity - top countries
Eskimo/Inuit ethnicity is common in the following countries, according to MyHeritage DNA users' data.
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Eskimo/Inuit ethnicity
The Inuit (also known as Eskimos) are the indigenous people of the Arctic in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, and Siberia. Currently numbering about 200,000, the Inuit are likely the descendants of one of the later waves of migration from northeast Asia over the Bering Strait during the last Ice Age. The various Inuit and Eskimo cultures have developed ingenious methods for surviving some of the harshest living conditions on Earth. They invented tools for hunting and fishing out of scarce materials, including dog sleds and insulated kayaks. They have also had to make certain genetic accommodations to their environment: the Inuit have developed an ability to survive on a diet that is high in animal protein and extremely high in fat with very little plant matter available for consumption.